Baseball Players in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 868

  • 1920-08-16 Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only major league fatality
  • 1920-10-03 St Browns 1st baseman George Sisler collects his 257th hit of the season to set MLB record that lasts until the 21st century.; Browns beat White Sox, 16 - 7
  • 1920-10-10 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball's first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)
  • 1920-12-17 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
  • 1921-06-13 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • 1921-08-25 Yankee pitcher Harry Harper hits 3 batters in an inning tying record

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921-10-02 New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1921-10-02 Chicago White Sox backstop Ray Schalk becomes the first and only MLB catcher to make a putout at all bases; White Sox beat Indians 7-4
  • 1922-04-30 Chicago pitcher Charlie Robertson throws a perfect game as the White Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 2-0 at Navin Field
  • 1922-06-12 Browns pitcher Hub Pruett strikes out future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth 3 consecutive times as St. Louis beats New York Yankees, 7 - 1 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
  • 1922-08-04 Lizzie Murphy becomes the first female to play against MLB players in a charity exhibition; all-stars from New England and AL v Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • 1922-09-15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • 1922-10-01 Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
  • 1922-10-30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1923-07-22 Washington Senators future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson becomes 1st to reach 3,000 career strikeout milestone (en route to 3,508) with 5 K's in 3-1 win over Cleveland Indians

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1923-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher 'Sad Sam' Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0

  • 1923-09-14 Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play
  • 1923-12-23 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000
  • 1924-08-01 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
  • 1924-08-02 A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game; 3 HRs and a double as Philadelphia beats Cleveland Indians, 12-4 at Dunn Field
  • 1924-09-20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • 1924-10-01 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand
  • 1925-05-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut at 17 for Philadelphia A's; pinch-hits a single in 9-4 loss v Washington
  • 1925-05-07 MBA Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play

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1925-05-26 Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Ty Cobb is first to collect 1,000 extra-base hits when he doubles in Detroit Tigers' 8-1 win against the Chicago WS at Comiskey Park

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1925-06-01 Future NY Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig pinch hits for shortstop Pee-Wee Wanninge in a 5-3 loss to Washington; first of record 2,130 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925-07-22 NY Yankees buy future Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Leo Durocher from Hartford Senators (Eastern League)

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1925-09-23 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP
  • 1926-02-06 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
  • 1926-05-01 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige (19) debuts in the Negro Southern League for Chattanooga
  • 1926-07-22 Cincinnati Reds right fielder Curt Walker ties National League record of 2 triples in an inning in a 13-1 rout of the Boston Braves
  • 1926-08-21 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ted Lyons no hits Boston Red Sox, 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway Park
  • 1927-01-01 Brooklyn announces release of future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Zack Wheat after 18 consecutive seasons with Robins; Wheat hits .324 in final season with Philadelphia A's
  • 1927-03-04 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees
  • 1927-05-31 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1927-08-05 Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats in 9-7 win v Pirates

  • 1927-10-11 New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig is named American League MVP; despite hitting MLB record 60 HR's Babe Ruth as a former winner is not eligible
  • 1928-06-12 New York Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig collects 14 total bases with 2 triples and 2 home runs in a 15-7 win over Chicago White Sox
  • 1928-09-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ty Cobb records his 4,189th and final career hit, as a pinch hitter for Philadelphia A's in 6-1 loss v Washington Senators
  • 1928-09-17 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
  • 1928-12-01 National League President John Heydler first to propose a baseball rule change calling for a 10th man, or 'designated hitter', to bat in place of the pitcher; ironically, the NL vote in favour of proposal, but the American League turn it down
  • 1929-08-02 Philadelphia 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in Phillies' 2-0 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1929-08-11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)
  • 1930-04-01 Chicago Cubs catcher Leo Hartnett breaks the altitude record for a catch by gloving a baseball dropped from the Goodyear blimp 800 feet over Los Angeles, California
  • 1930-05-22 Yankees' future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig becomes first to hit 3 HRs three times as NY outscores Philadelphia A's, 20-13; teams combine for then-record 10 homers
  • 1930-07-02 Chicago outfielder Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium
  • 1930-07-31 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in 8 runs with a grand slam and 2 doubles in a 14-13 win over the rival Boston Red Sox
  • 1930-08-03 For the 2nd time in the year, Phillies outfielder Chuck Klein hits safely in 26 straight games, run halted in 2nd game of doubleheader v Boston Braves
  • 1930-09-12 Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez hits major league's last recorded bounce HR
  • 1930-09-18 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
  • 1930-09-27 White Sox 1st baseman Bud Clancy didn't handle ball at all in a 9 inning game vs St Louis Browns
  • 1931-04-29 Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
  • 1931-08-08 Washington Senators pitcher Bobby Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 at Griffith Stadium, Washington D. C.
  • 1931-08-21 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth becomes the first MLB player to hit 600 career home runs as NY defeats St. Louis Browns, 11-7 at Sportsman's Park
  • 1931-09-01 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & 6th homer in consecutive games in NY Yankees' 5-1 win v Boston Red Sox
  • 1931-10-29 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
  • 1932-06-07 At 47, Brooklyn pitcher Jack Quinn becomes oldest player in MLB history to record an extra-base hit (double) as the Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 9-2
  • 1932-07-06 Cubs' future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli; no charges laid
  • 1932-08-13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • 1932-08-14 Brooklyn Dodgers reliever John Quinn, 49, becomes oldest pitcher to win a MLB game in a 2-1, 10th inning victory over NY Giants at the Polo Grounds
  • 1932-09-03 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx smashes his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season; joins Babe Ruth & Hack Wilson
  • 1932-09-07 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
  • 1932-12-21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
  • 1933-04-25 Philadelphia Phillies' Dick Bartell is 1st MLB player to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 innings
  • 1933-06-08 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx hits 3 consecutive home runs as Philadelphia outscores New York Yankees, 14 - 10; 4 straight HRs after Foxx had homered last time up the previous day
  • 1933-07-02 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0
  • 1933-08-01 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
  • 1933-08-17 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-12-03 As part of a famous MLB fire sale of players, Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000; Cochrane is immediately named Tigers manager

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1934-01-17 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • 1934-04-21 Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game
  • 1934-06-25 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
  • 1934-08-04 Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
  • 1934-08-22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • 1934-11-03 NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP
  • 1934-11-20 17 year old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up just 1 hit, a Lou Gehrig HR, as US All Stars beat Japan, 1-0

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1936-06-24 Rookie outfielder Joe DiMaggio ties 3 MLB records in New York's 10-run 5th inning against the White Sox, hitting 2 home runs for 8 total bases; Yankees beat Chicago, 18-4

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1936-07-22 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Johnny Moore hits 3 straight home runs in a 16-4 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1936-09-11 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
  • 1936-09-27 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
  • 1937-05-30 Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory
  • 1937-06-01 Chicago White Sox pitcher Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
  • 1937-07-05 NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox
  • 1938-01-18 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1938-06-16 Boston first baseman Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns; Red Sox still win, 12-8
  • 1938-07-31 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends New York Yankees outfielder Jake Powell after he said on Chicago radio he kept in shape by "cracking" African Americans over the head with his nightstick
  • 1938-08-07 2,000th Brooklyn Dodgers home run: legendary shortstop Leo Durocher homers off Reds hurler Peaches Davis in 8th inning of a 6-3 win
  • 1938-08-20 NY Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & final grand slam in 11-3 win over Philadelphia A's at Shribe Park
  • 1938-08-27 New York Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson no-hits Indians, 13-0; Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples
  • 1938-10-02 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium
  • 1938-10-06 New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez beats Chicago Cubs, 6-3 in Game 2 at Wrigley Field; sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
  • 1938-11-01 NL batting champion Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds is named National League MVP; first catcher to win award; Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Jimmie Foxx takes AL award
  • 1938-11-02 Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx is voted Most Valuable Player of the American League for the third time
  • 1939-07-04 Red Sox 3rd baseman Jim Tabor hits record-tying 2 grand slams in one MLB game, 18-12 win v Phillies
  • 1939-07-04 Lou Gehrig is first MLB player to have his number (4) retired on his "Appreciation Day" at Yankee Stadium, makes iconic "luckiest man" speech
  • 1939-07-25 New York Yankees starting pitcher Atley Donald sets American League rookie record for consecutive wins; beats St. Louis Browns 5-1 for his 12th straight victory
  • 1939-07-26 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1939-09-08 Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
  • 1940-08-05 St Louis Brown's pitcher John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings (rain shortened)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-08-24 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,456

  • 1885-04-13 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1964)
  • 1885-09-28 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
  • 1885-10-08 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
  • 1886-03-13 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • 1886-04-07 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1886-07-31 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), born in Caseyville, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1886-10-09 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1886-10-23 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago WS; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), born in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1887-02-09 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • 1887-02-26 Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)

Person of interestEddie Collins

1887-05-02 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1887-07-16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1887-08-24 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)

Person of interestWalter Johnson

1887-11-06 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3 x Triple Crown; World Series 1924; AL MVP 1913, 24; Washington Senators), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1887-12-21 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader), born in Wadena, Indiana (d. 1974)
  • 1888-01-05 George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), born in Lehigh, Oklahoma (d. 1976)
  • 1888-03-04 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
  • 1888-04-04 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more doubles than Pete Rose, born in Hubbard, Texas (d. 1958)
  • 1888-04-18 Duffy Lewis, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1912, 15, 16; Boston Red Sox), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1979)
  • 1888-05-23 Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1888-07-01 Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (Indianapolis ABCs) and manager (Washington Potomacs, Baltimore Black Sox), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
  • 1888-11-02 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • 1889-09-22 Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1889-09-28 Jack Fournier, American baseball player, 1912-27 (White Sox; Cardinals; Brooklyn Robins), born in Au Sable, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1889-10-25 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1890-01-11 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • 1890-08-04 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • 1890-09-24 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
  • 1890-12-04 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27); AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), born in Sigel, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1891-01-15 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • 1891-01-28 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1891-03-04 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • 1891-05-08 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
  • 1891-11-05 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1891-11-11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1891-11-20 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1892-07-26 Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Woodsfield, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • 1893-02-17 Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)
  • 1893-03-24 George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)
  • 1893-04-27 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • 1893-05-08 Edd Roush, baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1893-06-09 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
  • 1893-07-22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1893-08-18 Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player, born in Emerald, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1894-02-19 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 1894-08-03 Harry Heilmann, American baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)
  • 1894-10-23 Rube Bressler, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1895-08-07 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • 1895-09-10 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1895-09-23 Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1895-09-28 Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • 1895-10-13 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1896-04-27 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (7-time NL batting champion), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1896-10-19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1896-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1897-03-04 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
  • 1897-04-10 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, born in Shiner, Texas (d. 1927)
  • 1897-09-17 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), born in White County, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • 1898-01-24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1898-04-25 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-09 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-10-30 Bill Terry, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1899-05-14 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1899-07-29 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1899-09-09 Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1899-10-11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • 1899-11-11 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1900-02-02 Willie Kamm, MLB third baseman (d. 1988)
  • 1900-02-15 George Earnshaw, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1929-30; Philadelphia Athletics), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1976)
  • 1900-03-06 Robert "Lefty" Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
  • 1900-04-23 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, born in Oglesby, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1900-04-26 Hack Wilson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB single season record 191 RBI 1930), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • 1900-09-17 Hughie Critz, American MLB baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1980)
  • 1900-10-31 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1900-12-20 Gabby Harnett, American baseball player and manager (NL MVP 1935), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
  • 1900-12-20 Gabby Hartnett, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (MLB All Star 1933–38; NL MVP 1935; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
  • 1901-03-31 Mule Suttles, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (5-time Negro Leagues All Star), born in Edgewater, Alabama (d. 1966)
  • 1901-05-08 Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
  • 1901-07-20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1901-07-28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball pitcher (MLB record career double plays [79] 1938-64) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 1979)
  • 1901-10-01 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1902-05-21 Earl Averill, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Snohomish, Washington (d. 1983)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1956)
  • 1902-07-07 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1902-08-04 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1902-12-01 Red Badgro, American Pro Football Hall of Fame end and coach (NY Giants) and baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1903-02-01 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), born in LaRue, Texas (d. 1978)
  • 1903-02-12 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1973)
  • 1903-04-06 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher (.320 avg)
  • 1903-05-11 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), born in Fowlerville, Michigan (d. 1993)

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

1903-05-17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903-06-22 Carl Hubbell, American baseball pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA, born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • 1903-11-02 Travis Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (World Series 1933; MLB All Star 1934; NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1903-12-06 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1904-01-01 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1904-02-27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1904-03-30 Ripper Collins, baseball player (d. 1970)
  • 1904-05-03 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1904-10-07 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1958)

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Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 200 of 595

  • 1954-11-26 Bill Doak, American baseball pitcher (NL ERA leader 1914, 21; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 63
  • 1955-10-27 Clark Griffith, American MLB baseball player and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85

Person of interestCy Young

1955-11-04 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (most wins in MLB history 511), dies of a heart attack at 88

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Person of interestHonus Wagner

1955-12-06 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), dies at 81

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Person of interestConnie Mack

1956-02-08 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), dies at 93

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1956-05-26 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
  • 1956-07-10 Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1957-07-03 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1957-10-30 Fred Beebe, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • 1958-03-16 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), dies at 65
  • 1958-03-28 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a stroke at 53
  • 1958-08-10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), dies of internal haemorrhage at 48
  • 1958-11-17 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), dies of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection at 45
  • 1958-11-21 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader ; NY Giants), dies of injuries sustained in an auto accident at 49
  • 1958-12-08 Tris Speaker, American baseball player, hit more double than Pete Rose, dies at 70
  • 1959-02-07 Napoleon Lajorie, baseball player, dies at 83
  • 1959-05-26 Ed Walsh, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, manager (Chicago WS; MLB ERA record 1.82), dies at 78
  • 1959-08-12 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 81 (b. 1877)
  • 1959-12-11 Jim Bottomley, American baseball player, dies at 59
  • 1960-06-25 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), dies at 91
  • 1960-08-14 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), dies at 87
  • 1960-11-03 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), dies at 86
  • 1961-01-08 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 50

Person of interestTy Cobb

1961-07-17 Ty Cobb, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (AL MVP 1911; Triple Crown 1909; 12 × AL batting champion; Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1921-26), dies of cancer at 74

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1961-12-15 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99
  • 1962-03-04 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • 1962-06-28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • 1963-01-05 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (7-time NL batting champion), dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • 1963-03-01 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), dies at 69
  • 1963-09-27 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, dies at 80
  • 1964-02-13 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • 1964-04-20 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • 1964-07-29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • 1964-12-31 Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)
  • 1965-03-05 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1965-05-23 Earl Webb, American baseball outfielder (MLB Record: 67 doubles, single season 1931; Boston Red Sox), dies at 67
  • 1965-08-25 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • 1966-07-06 Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 73
  • 1966-07-09 Mule Suttles, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (5-time Negro Leagues All Star), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1966-10-04 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), dies from cancer at 52
  • 1966-11-07 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1967-01-06 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1967-07-21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), dies after choking on food at 59
  • 1968-02-29 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago WS; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), dies at 81
  • 1968-03-31 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • 1968-04-14 Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • 1968-04-19 Tommy Bridges, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
  • 1968-06-15 Sam Crawford, American MLB baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • 1968-07-27 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • 1968-10-16 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54
  • 1968-11-03 Vern Stephens, American baseball shortstop (8-time MLB All Star; AL HR leader 1945; 3×AL RBI leader), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1969-01-24 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Washington Senators), dies at 72
  • 1969-12-07 Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1970-01-14 John J "Johnny" Murphy, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1970-02-05 Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
  • 1970-04-15 Ripper Collins, American baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1971-01-09 Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  • 1971-04-12 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • 1971-05-12 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1971-05-27 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), dies at 90
  • 1971-07-28 Myril Hoag, American baseball player, dies at 63
  • 1971-11-05 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), dies of neck cancer at 45
  • 1972-03-11 Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 1972-03-16 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72

Person of interestGil Hodges

1972-04-02 Gil Hodges, American baseball 1st baseman (8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn / LA Dodgers; NY Mets; World Series 1955, 59, 69; Gold Glove Award 1957–59) and manager (Washington Senators, NY Mets), dies of heart attack at 57

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1972-05-29 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (b. 1902)
  • 1972-07-31 Rollie Hemsley, American baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 65

Person of interestJackie Robinson

1972-10-24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1972-12-20 Gabby Hartnett, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (MLB All Star 1933–38; NL MVP 1935; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs), dies of cirrhosis at 72
  • 1973-03-12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • 1973-03-26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • 1973-07-02 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), dies at 70
  • 1973-07-02 George McBride, American MLB shortstop and manager (AL fielding leader 1912-15), dies at 92
  • 1973-09-05 Jack Fournier, American baseball player, 1912-27 (White Sox; Cardinals; Brooklyn Robins) dies at 83
  • 1973-11-02 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 81
  • 1974-03-01 Larry Doyle, American baseball second baseman (NL MVP 1912, NL batting champion 1915; NY Giants), dies of tuberculosis at 87
  • 1974-04-23 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader), dies at 86
  • 1974-07-17 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, pitcher (St Louis Cards), dies at 63
  • 1974-12-18 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • 1975-01-05 Don Wilson, American MLB pitcher (2 x no-hitters), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning at 29
  • 1975-03-21 Joe Medwick, American baseball player, dies at 63
  • 1975-05-22 Lefty Grove, American Baseball Player (b. 1900)
  • 1975-06-17 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • 1975-12-01 Nellie Fox, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All Star; AL MVP 1959; Chicago White Sox), dies from lymphatic cancer at 47
  • 1976-03-01 George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), dies at 88
  • 1976-05-30 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 86
  • 1976-06-11 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 59
  • 1976-06-20 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 1976-06-30 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1976-12-01 George Earnshaw, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1929-30; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 76
  • 1976-12-02 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball infielder and manager (World Series 1960, 71; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies from a stroke at 59
  • 1976-12-09 Wes Ferrell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1933, 37; no-hitter 1931; record 37 career HRs hit by a pitcher), dies at 68
  • 1977-02-19 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86
  • 1977-10-17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • 1977-11-08 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 81
  • 1977-11-09 Fred Haney, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • 1978-03-07 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, dies at 49
  • 1978-03-27 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), dies at 89
  • 1978-05-29 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), dies at 75
  • 1978-09-11 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 82